The 10 things I hate about my gym:

  1. Most men do not use the lockers – they leave their stuff on the benches in the teeny-weeny changing room. I sometimes wish someone would walk in and steal all their money and phones. Steal their trousers as well.
  2. There are only 3 treadmills so hit the gym during rush hour at your peril.
  3. There was a leak by the water cooler and all the nearby carpet tiles are stained.
  4. Broken locks on most of the shower cubicle doors.
  5. The guy who mans the reception desk takes a magazine into the toilet at 11am every morning and stays there for 10 minutes+. He also sings badly at the same time.
  6. The shower temperature changes from boiling hot to ice-cold for no clear reason. Except in cubicle 3. Always go for cubicle 3 (which also has a working lock!).
  7. It takes months for any broken equipment to get fixed or replaced.
  8. The outside security staff from the surrounding estate use the toilet so randomly wander through the changing room. Usually at the most inappropriate time.
  9. You need a PhD to use the lock on the toilet cubicle. You think it’s locked… it’s not!
  10. The clock is always wrong. Guaranteed.

Today I ran 4x800m intervals on the treadmill.

Janathon 2013:

  • Exercise completed today: running
  • Distance run today:   3.73 miles
  • Distance run so far: 111.58 miles
  • Weight change so far: -0.6kg